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King Edward V
Name: King Edward V
Father: Edward IV
Mother: Elizabeth Woodville
Born: November 4, 1470 at Westminster
Ascended to the throne: April 9, 1483 aged 12 years
Crowned: Not crowned
Married: Never Married
Children: None
Died: September, 1483 at Tower of London (murdered), aged 12 years, 9 months, and 27 days
Buried at: Tower of London

King of England 1483. Son of Edward IV, he was deposed three months after his accession in favour of his uncle (Richard III), and is traditionally believed to have been murdered (with his brother) in the Tower of London on Richard's orders.

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Signature of King Edward V



 On the death of Edward, the crown passes to his 12 year old son, Edward V  


 Edward is declared illegitimate and deposed in favour of his uncle Richard Duke of Gloucester. 


 Edward and his younger brother Richard of York are imprisoned in the Tower of London. After a few months the princes are never seen again and are believed to have been murdered.  

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